Many items in this Estate & Collectable auction have no images associated with them. If you would like a photo of a certain lot, please emails us at email@example.com and we can organise one for you.
Many items in this Estate & Collectable auction have no images associated with them. If you would like a photo of a certain lot, please emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can organise one for you.
Welcome back to our first auction of 2020. At 10am with have on offer a superb eclectic mix from estates & private vendors. Including: copper kitchenalia, fishing, travel posters, maps, a set og Asti 'beauty' postcards with love letters to reverse, good vintage woodworking tools, N.Z. pottery pipes, traps & bricks, militaria, WWII Fairburn Sykes dagger large entry of Pacific & African tribal items, Maori & early N.Z. historical pieces, N.Z. pottery, Waterford, Chinese & Japanese jades, ceramics & art. The second session begins at 5pm with jewellery. Diamond, sapphire, emerald rings, bracelets, necklaces & a good selection of earrings, a special section of mourning jewellery includes an impressive gold locket from Lord Hanmer, gold chains, pearls and more. Clocks, pocket & wristwatches, collector’s silver, tea & coffee pots, salvers & cutlery. Persian, Turkish & Afghani rugs of all sizes. Furniture, Georgian & Victorian tables, sideboards, desks, card tables, NZ colonial inlaid side table, French & Spanish pieces, Italian rococo bedroom suite, bronze sculptures & garden pots. A strong art section includes works by John Kinder, J.D. Perrett, Michael Smither, Lance O’Gorman, Joan Grehan & others together with national and international artists. Another ‘must be viewed’ auction at Cordys.
PLEASE NOTE EARLIER 3PM START. SPECIAL CHRISTMAS AUCTION An amazing estate auction of over 800 lots incl: Victorian, Edwardian, Retro and other furniture, contents from an upmarket Remuera apartment, quality beds, lounge suites, tables and chairs, 2 John Papas tile top tables, vintage tandem bicycle, collections of paper weights, large collections of tribal and Pacific artefacts including items from the estate of Mike Higgs, Waterford crystal, Matchbox & Dinky toys, Royal Albert, Hummel, Doulton and other china, crystal, good silver & silver plate, costume & precious stone jewellery, gold, silver, amber and more, fantastic art includes paintings, limited edition prints etc. Gretchen Albrecht, Helen Brown.... clocks, oriental items, garden pots, large assortment of Persian rugs, mirrors, miscellany & box-lots. Last chance for Christmas shopping.!! Many items in this Estate & Collectable auction have no images associated with them. If you would like a photo of a certain lot, please emails us at email@example.com and we can organise one for you
Last chance for that special Christmas gift. From various estates and private vendors. Section One at 10am start We have boxes, sewing,fishing, books, Roman, medieval and ancient Greek coins, toys, militaria, Pacific and African tribal pieces, Maori and historic New Zealand artefacts, Len Castle, Crown Lynn, rare Titian pottery, Clarice Cliff, Carlton Ware, WMF, Doulton Tinworth sculpture, 12 person Royal Copenhagen dinner service, Staffordshire, Moorcroft, Spode, two large Royal Worcester pieces, early Worcester. Oriental section, fine Chinese and Japanese porcelain, jade, silver, superb early inlaid hardwood Chinese tray, ceramics, rare full suit Samurai armour & so much more. Section Two at 5pm start A magnificent jewellery offering includes an impressive good three carat diamond ring, a diamond necklace of 12cts of diamonds, ruby, emerald, sapphire, aquamarine and diamond rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, a strong selection of N.Z. jewellery; Edith Morris, Adolf Kohn, Tony Buller, Ida Hudig and Jens Hansen, wristwatches, pocket watches and clocks. Collector’s silver has a special silver goblet by Fred Money, Russian, Japanese, Thai and Georg Jensen silver, pair of George II sauce boats, Garrard stirrup cups, teapots and more. A fine selection of Persian, Iranian, Turkish rugs, carpets and cushions. Good collection of modern and mid-century furniture, Victorian, Georgian, Regency sideboards, chest of drawers, cabinets and bookcases, a good 19thC French sideboard base, a delightful Chinese Chippendale table, mirrors, lights and garden pots. Artworks from Robert Mapplethorpe, Aston Greathead, Hilda Wiseman, a rare J.C. Hoyte watercolour of early Auckland, Charles Blomfield, W.G. Baker, Elise Mourant oil, C.N. Worsley, Stanley Palmer and Alan Taylor plus other national and international artists. Viewing essential.
A fantastic decor sale of over 400 lots from various estates: antique furniture, Chinese furniture, Deco maple dining table, Royal Albert, Lladro & other china, Fun Ho, silver & silver plate, costume jewellery plus precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, Persian rugs, garden pots, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
A fantastic decor sale of 600 lots from various estates: antique furniture, Chinese & retro furniture, Deco maple dining table, Royal Albert & other china, art glass collection, silver & silver plate, an extensive collection of costume jewellery plus precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, Persian rugs, garden pots, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
A fantastic decor sale of over 600 lots from various estates: antique furniture, desks, tables & chairs, retro furniture, kauri and rimu furniture, display cabinets, chests of drawers, Wedgwood, Anysley & other china, silver & silver plate, an extensive collection of costume jewellery plus precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, Madonna memorabilia, Persian rugs, garden pots, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
The penultimate auction for the year. Get a head start on Christmas shopping with items from estate collections & private vendors including boxes, barometers, toys, miniatures, militaria, Mike Higgs estate collection of Maori & Pacific tribal artefacts, N.Z. historical, N.Z. pottery & glass, Len Castle, Barry Brickell ‘Fatso’ jug. Modern Movement includes a good ‘Sung’ flambé vase by Noke, Georgian & Waterford glasses, Moorcroft, Worcester, Lladro. Oriental jades, hardwood & other carvings, famille rose, cloisonné, Satsuma & more. The jewellery section has over 150 lots, diamonds are us with our best selection of rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets & more together with a heavy 18ct. gold cigarette case in the manner of Fabergé, gold chains, coins, ruby, sapphire, emerald & aquamarine set jewellery. Clocks & watches,18ct. gold pocket & wristwatches, lady’s diamond set watches, musical automaton pocket watch, Breitling chronograph, collector’s silver, cutlery, salvers, Fred Money teapot, Reuben Watts spoons, Sheffield plate & more. Kazak, Sumak, Turkoman, Baluchi & Hamadan rugs, furniture includes chests of drawers, tall candlesticks, French bibliotheque cabinet, Biedermeier secretaire a abbatant, Chinese rosewood furniture, Zanzibar chest, chairs, good selection garden pots & statuary. An outstanding art section, works by Haneui, O’Gorman, Wu Fan, Jeff Thomson, Peter Read, Stanley Palmer, Lois McIvor, Gaston de Val, Guy Ngan, Otis Frizzell and J.H. Heffer WWI oil plus many other national & international artists. This auction must be viewed.
A fantastic decor sale of over 700 lots including the last 60 remaining lots from the Guy Ngan Estate Collection, as well as a good selection of Chinese rosewood & inlaid furniture, dining chairs, camphor chests, Lundia shelving, a large collection of NZ pottery, Lladro, Royal Albert, & other china, silver & silver plate, an extensive collection of costume jewellery plus precious stone jewellery, fountain pen collection, stamps, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, selection of good garden pots, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
Please note: Monday is Labour Day holiday, auction to be held Tuesday at 4pm. A fantastic decor sale of over 700 lots inclds; Victorian, Chinese furniture, chests of drawers, display cabinets, desks, camphor chests, a large collection of colonial smalls from a Papamoa estate, Lladro, NZ pottery, Suzie Cooper, & other china, silver & silver plate, costume jewellery plus precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, Persian carpets, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
A fantastic decor sale of over 700 lots inclds; Victorian, Chinese & French furniture, chests of drawers, dining tables, two good marble conservatory tables, camphor chest, collection of Staffordshire figures, NZ pottery, Royal Albert, & other china, silver & silver plate, an extensive collection of costume jewellery plus precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, Persian carpets, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
Cordy’s fantastic October auction includes items from estate collections and private vendors. To include: Kitchenalia, Louis Vuitton trunk, walking sticks, Roman coins, stamps, militaria, Pacific and Maori tribal artefacts, quality Len Castle pottery collection, Frank Carpay, Royal Worcester includes Stinton Highland Cattle. A strong entry of Chinese and Japanese ceramics, carvings, jades, superb early bronze bell. Thirty-four lots of Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts design pieces from the Estate of Emeritus Professor Brian Coote CBE, FRSNZ (1929 - 2019) the proceeds to a Scholarship Fund set up by him to assist University of Auckland law graduates with post-graduate study at an overseas university. Jewellery: numerous gold coins, including a bracelet made of 22 half sovereigns; plus diamond, emerald, ruby, aquamarine, pearl, sapphire necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets; gold pocket and wristwatches, clocks. Collector’s silver, figured candlesticks, tea sets, salvers etc. Fine offering of Persian rugs and runners. Furniture: Georgian, Victorian chests, dining tables and chairs, Regency cellarette, 18th Century silver table, vintage iron balustrades, tall steel driveway gates, garden statuary, pots. The impressive Art section includes works by: Guy Ngan, 2 major paintings and bronzes, Peter Robinson, 2 large acrylics, Malcolm Harrison, 2 large wall hangings, a rare WWI oil of Gallipoli Landing vessels by J.H. Heffer (Petty Officer Royal Navy), J.B.C. Hoyte, Charles Blomfield, Christopher Aubrey historical watercolour 'The Endeavour of Young Nick's Head", Mervyn Taylor, Austin Deans, Ngaio Marsh, Olivia Spencer Bower, 1958 Peter McIntyre oil of Antarctica, Sydney Thompson, 2 works, plus many others by N.Z. and International artists.
From the estate of Guy Ngan; His Work & Collections. This unique auction provides an exceptional opportunity to acquire works from the artists own collection. All items from Guy's and his wife Jean's home 27 Raukawa Street, Stokes Valley. Never offered for sale, to include six Tiki Hands works, early major series paintings, sculptures and prints; together with collected items by other makers: pottery, art works, sculptures, furniture and so much more.
Our September spring auction brings an eclectic mix from local estates & private vendors: Treen, toys, vintage phones, cameras, magic lanterns, rare Hammond typewriter, polyphon and discs, fishing, militaria, Pacific and Maori artefacts, photos, N.Z. pottery, crystal, a stunning collection of Lalique, Sarreguemines china, Chinese and Japanese jades, carvings, ceramic, silver, woodblock prints and bronzes. The jewellery section includes a 3ct. diamond ring, fantastic collection of earrings, N.Z. colonial pieces, diamond, sapphire, emerald, aquamarine, ruby bracelets, brooches, necklaces & rings, pearls, gold chains, bangles & so much more. The clocks & watches: gold pocket and wristwatches, Omega, Vacheron & Constantin, Rolex & a private collection of outstanding clocks including a Barraud of London bracket clock, an 1880’s French industrial steam hammer clock, cased ship’s chronometer, etc. Collector’s silver: purses, buttons, frames, cutlery, tea sets, pin cushions, etc. Rugs include Baluchi, Turkoman, Turkish patchwork and a rare North Afghani provincial carpet. Furniture & Decorator items includes dining tables & chairs, chests, Chinese and French, Georgian sideboards, campaign pieces, lighting, as well as garden pots. We finish with a great selection of artworks including: Whistler, Frank Brangwyn, Margot Philips, Helen Brown, Trevor Lloyd, Stanley Palmer, Pauline Thompson and many other national and international artists. Viewing a must.
700 lots from various estates and private vendors has resulted in another eclectic array of unusual collectable, vintage and household items; bromeliad plants, antique furniture, artefacts, military uniforms and range finder, Persian rugs, Chinese & Japanese items, jewellery, gold, silver, amber, vintage clothing and so much more. Many items in this Estate & Collectable auction have no images associated with them. If you would like a photo of a certain lot, please emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can organise one for you.
CORDY’S STELLA VERONICA VEITCH ESTATE COLLECTION. SEE LOTS 300 TO 594 IN ON-LINE CATALOGUE This special addition starts at 6pm with lot 300 and runs to lot 594. (Note: lots 387 to 408 from another one vendor). Includes Stylish Vintage Labelled Clothing & Costume, Linen, Hats, Gloves, Swim Wear, Fashion Accessories, Jewellery Includes Heavy Gold Items, Stylish Vintage Costume Jewellery & Much More. Stella Veronica Veitch was born in Greenwich England in July 1927. The only girl in a family of three she had an older and younger brother. Her father William was the company secretary of the shipping line; The Union Castle, and he would regale the family with tales of foreign lands. Boxes of exotic fruits would arrive every Christmas. The family was comfortable. Stella learned to understand luxury at an early age and she looked forward to the seamstress coming to the house twice a year -winter and summer, to fit the children for their new clothes (last season’s clothes would be given to poorer families). A hairdresser would come to cut their hair and a cook was employed during the festive season. Stella the Traveller – Intrepid courageous: Qualifications in hand, Stella left the UK to start teaching in a British Army school in Egypt. Whilst there she rejected a marriage proposal from a handsome young medic saying ‘What? Give up the glories of Egypt to go back to England and wash your dirty socks?’. She worked in expat schools in Egypt and Libya before moving on to Bahrain where she found her niche teaching at the renowned Awali school and stayed for 15 years of ‘carefree living’. Expat teachers in the Middle East were treated well and every three years were given three months leave. Stella used this time to travel widely – Europe, Scandinavia Japan, Hong Kong, Iraq, India, Kashmir and Africa. At this time a single woman travelling alone was very unusual and required a certain strength of character. The stories and anecdotes from this time in her life nourished her imagination in later life. In those days travelling was mind-blowing in a way that is now gone. We can explore places and know things in the virtual world without ever moving out of our comfort zone, but then travel truly changed people. Stella craved the exotic and unusual and delighted in purchasing sumptuous fabrics and textiles See Herald article https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12260274
August brings another superb offering from many estate & private vendors: bronzes, Vuitton & Chanel bags, pens, Roman coins, duck decoys, stamps, militaria, artefacts from the Pacific & N.Z., pottery, Len Castle etc. Victorian glass, Lalique, McIntyre Moorcroft Florian Wares, a good Royal Worcester lidded urn, Japanese and Chinese jade & other carvings, ceramics and bronzes. Jewellery starts the second session with a glittering array of diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, tanzanite’s & pearls set in rings, earrings, necklaces & bracelets as well as a large collection of amber jewellery. A gent’s Cartier 18ct. gold ‘Tank Francaise’ and other wristwatches & clocks. Collector’s silver has a vast array of cutlery, Georg Jensen cutlery service, rare Queen Anne silver basting spoon, caddy spoons, impressive six-piece silver tea-set on tray etc. Another fine offering of Persian rugs, cushions and bags. The furniture & decorator section has something for everyone; vestment stands, card tables, dining tables, washstands, coffers, desks, sideboards and superb garden pots. A large art section includes works by Louise Henderson, Lance O’Gorman, JBC Hoyte, Theo Schoon, Dennis Knight Turner and many more. An auction that must be viewed.
The July auction is another “must view”. From various estates and private vendors: a small singing bird automaton, miniatures, taxidermy, militaria, cased 19thC Tranter revolver, Pacific, African & Maori artefacts, N.Z. historic items, Jane Brenkley, N.Z. pottery, Crown Lynn, Luke Adams, Len Castle & Keith Murray, Waterford glasses, Tudric pewter. The Oriental section has a special collection from a New Zealand. judge based in Hong Kong for 30 years together with superb Chinese and Japanese pieces. The jewellery starts the second session with a fine offering of NZ colonial, gold coins, chains, bracelets & earrings, diamond, emerald, ruby, sapphire rings, necklaces, tennis bracelets & earrings. Wristwatches include Rolex, Omega & Cartier. Collector’s silver, N.Z. silver medals. Good Persian rugs, kilims & saddlebags. The furniture includes Georgian, Victorian & N.Z., chests, dining tables & chairs, oak coffers, Black Forest carved hallstand, garden statuary and pots. A very good art section includes works from Alan Taylor, Otis Frizzell, Perrett, Aston Greathead, a stunning Adele Younghusband nude, five historic N.Z. litho’s by Major Frederick Rice Stack, an impressive oil from Raffaele Zeloni and a Georgian naïve oil plus works from other national and international artists & so much more.
Due to the large number of lots, this auction will start at the earlier time of 3pm. We are proud to announce that this coming Monday's Weekly Estate & Collectable auction features 100+ lots from the renowned collection of Helen Slater from Wanganui. It includes an extensive collection of Crown Lynn, Briar Gardner, Olive Jones, O.C.Stephens, Temuka, Luke Adams, Titian, NZ Army crested, Richmond stoneware, Te Rona, Molle, Waimea, Salisbury, Ascot, AMBRICO, Teal.... This major collection is a must to view and a rare opportunity to purchase items from this carefully curated lifetime collection. Many items shown at various NZ bottle shows and award winning. Many items in this Estate & Collectable auction have no images associated with them. If you would like a photo of a certain lot, please emails us at email@example.com and we can organise one for you.
Our mid-year auction has something to cheer even the bleakest day. We have bronzes, coins, fishing, toys, pipes, cartoons, copper pots, icons, radios, militaria, Pacific, tribal and Maori artefacts, N.Z. pottery and glass, Waterford, Tudric, Lalique, antique china, Lladro gondola, Chinese and Japanese ivory, jade, ceramics and good cloisonné. Another impressive jewellery section: gold sovereigns, vestas, chains & bracelets, rings, diamond, ruby, emerald & sapphire, necklaces, earrings, vintage silver, quality American costume, quality pocket and wristwatches, collectors’ silver, an impressive range of tea-sets, flatware, trays, sauce boats & more. A fine offering of Persian rugs, furniture includes an eclectic offering of good mid-century, Georgian and Victorian. Fine art includes works by Mary Cassatt, Banksy, Hoyte, Helen Brown, Stanley Palmer, Peter Siddell and other national and international artists. An Auction that must be viewed.
Cordy's Estate Collectable Auction Tuesday 4th June at 4pm start. 650 + lots of treasure from various local Auckland estates and private homes. Note Monday we are closed for Queens Birthday holiday, auction is Tuesday 4th at 4pm start. Many items in this Estate & Collectable auction have no images associated with them. If you would like a photo of a certain lot, please emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can organise one for you.
Starting with a celebration of NZ Music Month, including posters, record collections, guitars, etc, from Midge Marsden, Eddie Raynor, the Graham Brazier Estate and others, plus entries from The Billie T. James Estate. Also, to include toys, stamps, coins, taxidermy, books, bronzes, a collection of 19thC whaling memorabilia from a private museum, militaria, Pacific and Maori artefacts and folk art, postcards, NZ pottery and glass, Waterford, Moorcroft, antique blue and white china, Chinese silver, jade and ceramics. The jewellery section includes gold chains, medals and fobs, emerald, ruby, sapphire, pearl, tanzanite, diamond rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets, ethnic necklaces, good clocks and watches including Omega. Collectors’ silver includes dressing table accessories, cutlery, tea sets and salvers. Another excellent entry of rugs, bags and kilims. A fine Victorian rosewood teapoy, Georgian Regency dining tables, sideboards etc. Chapman Taylor, Chinese rosewood chairs, leather chairs, retro lounge suite, table lamps, chandeliers, garden pieces and columns. Artwork from William Ashton, Andrew Coates, Brent Harvey, Clarke Esplin, John Weeks, Lance O’Gorman, Peter Beadle, Gary Tricker and others. See NZ Music Month Auction highlights by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/music-month-auction (copy and paste this link into your browser)
Due to the large number of lots, this auction will start at the earlier time of 3pm. A fantastic decor sale of over 700 lots incl antique & colonial furniture, 12 seater Hepplewhite style banquet table, 2 Globe Wernicke bookcases, kauri pew, leather wingback & club chairs, Canadian spindlebacks, antique cased taxidermy fish, collections of: Chinese cloisonné, Matchbox toys, NZ souvenir china, Lladro, Royal Albert, & other china, good silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, Persian silk rugs, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
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An extraordinary auction to end the month. From numerous estates & private vendors: antiquities, artefacts, taxidermy, coins, militaria, antique pistols & rifles, medals, a superb collection of Maori artefacts, and N.Z. Wars memorabilia including an H.G. Robley watercolour, N.Z. pottery & applied art, Len Castle etc. Chinese & Japanese ceramics, jades & bronzes, Doulton Lambeth collection, The jewellery includes sovereigns, Victorian and Edwardian pieces, two pairs of impressive diamond stud earrings, pearl, ruby, emerald, sapphire, diamond & aquamarine rings, necklaces and earrings, gold chains, bracelets, earrings, gold pocket and wristwatches, a rare early lantern clock, collector’s silver, 50+ kilims, carpets, rugs and cushions. French Provincial style dining tables, chairs & coffers, Tibetan cabinets, bookcases, garden statuary, artwork by Gordon Walters, Raymond Ching, Weeks, Jean Farquhar, plus more. Of particular note are two engravings of Sydney by J. Eyre 1810. This auction is not to be missed.
NOTE 3PM START A fantastic decor sale of over 700 lots incl antique furniture, French style furniture, dining tables & chairs, kauri C.O.D., display cabinets, Chinese furniture, vintage advertising, pottery, militaria, coin & stamp collections, vintage toys, Royal Albert, Carlton Ware & other china, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, Chinese scrolls, good art, mirrors, Persian rugs, Rocket coffee machine, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
A fantastic decor sale of over 700 lots incl antique furniture & props from the movie based on the 2013 Booker Prize winner “The Luminaries”, Chapman Taylor furniture, good Arts & Crafts furniture from an interesting estate, French armoire, Chinese & Japanese furniture, antique parlour suites, bookcases, dining tables & chairs, wrought iron outdoor set, garden pots, Beswick, Doulton, Copenhagen & other china, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, good art, mirrors, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
A full and exciting March auction. Including: bronzes, vintage signs, boxes, maps, books, statues, militaria, a tremendous Maori artefact collection, massive kauri gum boulder 9.9kgs, Oceania and African, N.Z. pottery and glass, Waterford, a fine pair of Clarice Cliff candlesticks, superb collection of antique English blue and white china, Chinese jade, bronzes, silver, ceramics, Japanese ceramics, bronzes, etc.The evening session opens with our biggest jewellery offering to date. Gold coins, bangles, bracelets, necklaces, Victorian silver, diamond, aquamarine, tanzanite, emerald, ruby, sapphire rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, together with pearl, coral, amber, opal and other semi-precious gemstone pieces. A good selection of clocks and wristwatches, silver cutlery, tea sets, trays plus other collector’s silver. Our usual fine selection of Persian rugs, cushions, etc. The furniture section includes an entry of Chapman Taylor furniture from a private estate, as well as an Art Nouveau display cabinet, pole screens, Georgian, Victorian, French and Chinese furniture, lighting and garden statues finish this section. Fine art has works by D. Hernandez, G. Sheridan Knowles, Peter O’Hagan, Margaret Stoddart, Ida Carey, Louise Henderson, Alan Taylor and Roy Sefton, together with works by other national and international artists. This sale must be viewed.
Cordy’s is privileged to offer items from the estate of Douglas Wright, one of N.Z.’s foremost dancers and choreographer. Included are potted plants, assorted collectables, toys, furniture, textiles, artefacts, religious memorabilia and outdoor furniture. We follow on with our miscellaneous collection - taxidermy, a museum quality 19thC ivory plaque, boxes, fishing gear, kauri gum, Louis Vuitton, militaria, Pacific, African and N.Z. tribal artefacts, a memento from Hillary’s Everest expedition, a stone he collected and gifted to his brother, plus personal papers and letters including one historical letter written from Everest base camp days before the first ever ascent. N.Z. glass and pottery, Whitefriars paperweights, Tiffany Favrile lamp, English and European china and porcelain, Chinese snuffs, ivories, bronzes and porcelain, Japanese bronzes and ceramics. The jewellery includes amber, ivory, pearls, diamond necklaces, bracelets, earrings, together with emeralds, rubies, sapphires, aquamarine and other precious stone jewellery, gold chains and sovereigns. Gold pocket watches, wristwatches, clocks, collector’s silver including cutlery, photo frames, tea sets, trays and salvers. The rug section has another extremely fine offering of kilims and quality hand knotted carpets and rugs. The furniture & decorator section includes 18th, 19th & 20thC pieces: French, Georgian and Victorian, tables, desks, chests, an Italian Rococo bedroom suite, lighting, mirrors and décor items. The Art section includes an historical WWI oil 'How I won the VC at Massines Pte J Carroll VC', seven Henrietta Bloxsomme works, a selection of NW Cusa bird paintings, David Barker, Para Matchitt, L.W. Wilson, John Gully and many more international and national artworks. Must be viewed.